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Versilia Yachting Rendez Vous

Art, music, sports and good food as the perfect occasion for a weekend on the beautiful Versilia coast, the sea just a stone's throw away from Lucca.

The mix of local excellences and boating is the perfect match of this third edition of Versilia Yachting Rendez-vous - scheduled from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 May - with a calendar full of events, shows and performances. The opportunity to discover, taste and enjoy the typical features of this area full of traditions and life.

Santa Zita festival of spring

She rests all year round inside the basilica of San Frediano, in a side chapel where great frescoes tell his story. She is Saint Zita, the saint of flowers, to whom many devotees all over the world are grateful and in Lucca it is a festive atmosphere.

For the days of St. Zita, saint beloved by the people of Lucca, patron saint of Lucca, of housewives, wardrobes and bakers, sweets, market and gardens ... with surprise!

A date with spring

Winter is getting a little tight, March is near and afternoons of steaming chocolate give way to walks in the hills in the midst of reborn nature. To fully appreciate the season here is a program of essential parties dedicated to flowers in Lucca and in the area.

Lucca preview with two themed exhibitions. The delicate floral patterns of Japanese Kimono at the castle of Porta San Pietro and Painting and botanical design at Villa Bottini

Lucca Classica, blooms the music!

A worthy soundtrack for spring blooms. Here, from May 2 to 5 the concerts of Lucca Classica Music Festival with over 80 appointments including symphonic concerts, chamber music, listening guides, events.

Anteprima vini della Costa Toscana

More than 800 labels for a total of more than 100 winemakers, coming from the Tuscan provinces bathed by the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Wines to taste in preview and vintages that have made history for a unique oenological journey that brings to Lucca all the best productions of the Tuscan coastal territory.

The Botanical Garden of Lucca

The Botanical Garden of Lucca reopens to the public, as per tradition on the first day of spring, this year on March 20: camellias in bloom, rarities and botanical beauty.
The historic garden wanted by Elisa Bonaparte and created by Maria Luisa di Borbone is ready for spring..

Francigena Bike

Nature, culture and sport all in one by bike on the new Francigena cycle path from Camaiore to Altopascio passing through Lucca and Capannori.

"Strolling by bike, cycling without any hurry ... Saturday morning
along the Francigena route, guess where are we now?"

Springtime of the sea

Some elderly people remember: today is the beginning of spring at the seaside, where on February 21st the climate is mild, the water gets warm and, down in the sea, it's spring.

Traditionally, on the Tuscan coast spring starts one month before the spring equinox of March 21st in the inland.
Local fishermen and seafarers have noticed that all forms of marine life are already pulsating one month before the environment on earth wakes up

The silk road passes through Palazzo Mansi

Attentive and curious visitors wandering around Lucca will probably wonder about what is hidden behind the doors of the town's buildings, what secrets or treasures are kept by locals behind the large window bars.
There are many answers and we suggest to follow the thread....of silk.

In the past centuries Lucca's merchants worked very hard to increase trade of local precious fabrics in the main European markets. However, the town soon abandoned the risk of expansionist ambitions, favoring a defensive attitude to protect its business and freedom.

It's cold? Come to the musuem!

The winter months are particularly suitable for those looking for the truest face of the city.
On colder days the Museums are excellent shelters that help us to know unexpected or little known aspects of Lucca and often offer activities to do in a group with friends, family and ... to Lucca!
We propose some, known and less known, for an unusual afternoon in Lucca

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